This outfit started with the skirt, which was a recent thrift store find. (For a dollar. Score!) At that point I really got stuck, and couldn't think of anything to go with it. Then, sticking out of a pile of clothes at the bottom of my closet, I saw this gray sweater. Things just took off from there, as I decided to play with a monochromatic textured look. I love the contrast between all the shades of gray and the textures in this outfit: the pale gray and quiet pattern of the skirt; the cozy, knitted texture of the darker gray sweater; the slight sheen of the rich gray tights; the woven texture of the belt; the felted bracelet; the snazzy men's hat.
When I finished putting it all together and looked at myself in the mirror, I said, "Wow, I never wear monochromatic outfits." Then I realized that's not true. I wear hot pink monochromatic outfits (like here), but I never wear monochromatic neutrals. I feel like calm, neutral colors better embody the spirit of monochrome, and I rather liked the way this looked and felt.
Sweater: free from aunt
Skirt: thrifted from William Temple House
Shoes: Sam Edelman from Piperlime
Hat: Fred Meyer
Belt: Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses: Oscar de la Renta from TJ Maxx
Necklace: souvenir from a trip to Hawaii
Bracelet: gift from husband, from Kanelstrand